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Dedicated freight corridor to bring down charges by 50 per cent

The haulage charges on Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd network will be 50 per cent lower compared to the freight tariff in the Indian Railways (IRs), DFCCIL MD Anurag Sachan told media during a two-day construction site visit of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) here.

Indian Railways has installed a squat machine at Anand Vihar station in Delhi

The Indian Railways has installed a squat machine at the Anand Vihar station and 30 squats in 180 seconds in front of the machine will generate a free platform ticket, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal posted a video clip of young man doing squats on Twitter

At this Delhi station, 30 squats will get you free platform ticket

Thirty squats will get you a free platform ticket at the Anand Vihar railway station in the national capital now as part of the railways' Fit India' initiative.

'Kashi Mahakal Express' begins commercial run from Indore to Varanasi

A commercial operation of 'Kashi Mahakal Express' commenced from February 21. BJP MP Shankar Lalwani flagged off 'Kashi Mahakal Express' from Indore. 'Kashi Mahakal Express' left Indore for Varanasi on its first commercial run. The 'Kashi Mahakal Express' will operate for three days in a week.

Railways to launch Delhi-Dehradun Tejas Express

An agreement in principle to start a Tejas Express train between Delhi-Haridwar-Dehradun has been given on a request by the Uttarakhand chief minister, an official release here on Friday quoted Railway Minister Piyush Goyal as saying.

Railway body plans tenders worth Rs 10,000 crore to monetise land

The authority owns some of the prime land across Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. It plans to unlock value from 74 commercial sites, including six hectares in posh Mumbai areas such as Bandra, Mahalaxmi and near the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Kurla in phases.

Indian Railways' dedicated Freight Corridor to give Amazon, Flipkart cheaper way to transport

The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) is developing the eastern and western freight corridors with a cumulative length of over 3,000 km. “E-commerce players are extremely interested in carrying their consignment through rail because it’s cheaper,” Anurag Sachan, MD, DFCCIL, said.

9% of total railway budget 2020 allocated to North Eastern states:  Assam Governor

Prof. Jagdish Mukhi said that government of India is very liberal in investing in infrastructure to eliminate service backlogs of North East with special emphasis on rural areas.

Now you can have more chances to get tatkal seats, thanks to Railway's this action

Officials explained that illegal softwares such as 'ANMS', 'MAC' and 'Jaguar' would bypass the IRCTC's login captcha, booking captcha and bank OTP to generate tickets, while a genuine user has to go through all these processes.

Vande Bharat Express completes a year in service

The train was inaugurated and dedicated to the nation on February 15 last year and it started its commercial run from New Delhi to Varanasi two days later (February 17, 2019). The Vande Bharat Express covers the distance between New Delhi and Varanasi in eight hours and runs on all days of the week, except Monday and Thursday.

Centre committed to implement suburban rail for Bengaluru, says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Centre committed to implement suburban rail for Bengaluru, says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

The Cabinet has cleared the proposal before it made its way into the budget text, the Minister told reporters in response to a volley of questions on the subject. Out of the Rs 18,600 crore project cost, the Centre and Karnataka will share 20% each, while 60% of the project financing will come from multilateral lending institutions, she said.

Seat allotted to Lord Shiva on Kashi-Mahakal Express to seek blessings for project: IRCTC

Seat allotted to Lord Shiva on Kashi-Mahakal Express to seek blessings for project: IRCTC

The train staff had "temporarily put the photos of Shri Mahakaal" on an upper berth during the inaugural run on Sunday to perform pooja, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) said in a statement. AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi questioned the move and tweeted a photo of the Preamble of the Constitution, tagging the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

Kashi Mahakal Express launched. Check features, timings & ticket prices

Kashi Mahakal Express launched. Check features, timings & ticket prices

After successfully running two Tejas Express trains between New Delhi-Lucknow and Mumbai-Ahmedabad, the IRCTC launched its third such service - Kashi Mahakal Express - between Varanasi and Indore on February 16. The train was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

PM Modi to flag off third IRCTC train from Varanasi

PM Modi to flag off third IRCTC train from Varanasi

Modi will flag off the third IRCTC operated train Kashi Mahakal Express via video conferencing from Varanasi, where he is slated to launch 36 projects worth Rs 1,057 crore. Earlier the IRCTC has successfully launched two Tejas Express trains on New Delhi-Lucknow and Mumbai-Ahmedabad routes.

Bhakti music, veg food on the new Kashi Mahakal Express

Bhakti music, veg food on the new Kashi Mahakal Express

PM Modi will flag off the superfast fully air-conditioned passenger train on Sunday and the commercial run will start from February 20. The train will cover 1,131 km between Varanasi and Indore via Lucknow and a distance of 1,102 km between Varanasi and Indore via Prayagraj (Allahabad) in approximately 19 hours.

Railways to complete long-pending projects of national importance by 2023: Railway Board chairman

Railways to complete long-pending projects of national importance by 2023: Railway Board chairman

At a press briefing, Railway Board chairman said the priority of the railways in the next five years is to complete its 50 remaining super critical projects, augmenting capacity in order to introduce 1,500 new trains. Top on the list is the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) which was declared a "national project" in 2002.

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